Fulford Certification


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Rigger Training & Certification

Fulford offers three on-site rigging training and certification options:

  1. Rigging Fundamentals training courses and Certificate of Completion
  2. Level 1 Rigger Certification

Rigging Fundamentals Training Session – 8 hours

$1,900 for up to 8 participants
($150 for additional participants, maximum class size 10)


  1. Rigging Fundamentals Manual
  2. Lift Planning Guide
  3. Rigging Fundamentals Certificate of Completion wallet card (no photo) – valid for 3 years

Rigging Fundamentals

Rigging Fundamentals courses include all basic rigging knowledge and practical skills including:

  • Rigging terminology
  • Determining load weight
  • Locating the load's centre of gravity (COG)
  • Communicating with hand signals
  • Knot tying
  • Inspecting slings and hardware
  • Using rigging working load limit charts
  • Application of common hitches
  • Basic lift planning
  • Rigging and signaling lifts

Level 1 Rigger Certification

For those who want to receive certification as a Level 1 Rigger, Fulford will deliver a theory and practical skills assessment. These assessments are based on the material included in the Rigging Fundamentals training course.

Level 1 Rigger Assessment –
2-3 hours

$400 per person


  1. Personal feedback from the Fulford Assessor
  2. Successful candidates receive the Level 1 Rigger Certificate of Competence photo ID wallet card – valid for 5 years
  3. Level 1 Rigger hardhat sticker

Theory Exam

Ten question written test covering:

  • Calculation of load weights
  • Use of rigging tables to determine the required size of rigging for various loads and hitch configurations
  • Sling angle estimation
  • Recommended hitches for different load types
  • Calculation of load centre of gravity (COG)

Practical Assessment

Six assessment areas covering:

  • Hand signals
  • Knot tying
  • Rigging inspection
  • Demonstration of 6 common hitches
  • Lift planning
  • Rigging and signalling of a load

Level 2 – Advanced Rigger Program

2 day session – 8 hours/day

Level 1 Rigger Certification


  • $3,800 per session for up to 8
  • $300 per additional participant
    (maximum of 2 additional participants)


  • Written Theory Test &
    Practical Skills Assessment:
    $400 per participant (delivered on day 3)

Receive personal feedback from the Fulford Assessor.

On successful completion of their assessment each participant will receive a

  1. Certificate of Competency
    (valid for 5 years) and
  2. Level 2 hardhat sticker

Level 2 – Advanced Rigger Overview

This program is designed for individuals with some rigging experience who wants to increase their knowledge of rigging to the next level and who have already received their Fulford Level 1 Rigger Certification.

Each Training session is comprised of 2 full days. Assessment is optional.

The Level 2 course includes the following knowledge areas:

  • Rigging Calculations
  • Radio Communications
  • Blocks & Reeving
  • Wire Rope
  • Below the Hook Devices: Inspection and correct use
  • Crane Knowledge
  • Alternate LIfting Devices: Inspection and correct use
  • Load Turning & Load Drifting